Spotlight interview with António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations
The- public part of the Paris Peace Forum Spring Meeting, titled “Preserving global cooperation in times of war”, started with a spotlight interview with Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres, moderated by Trisha Shetty, President of the Paris Peace Forum Steering Committee.
During this discussion, Mr. Guterres reaffirmed that “what is happening in Ukraine is a violation of international law, of the UN charter, and is the invasion of a country by another”. He shared that the UN Secretariat is focusing its action on the humanitarian dimension and on reducing the conflict’s impact in relation to the global crisis, in particular with regards to food, energy and finance. He recalled that “this crisis comes on top of a group of crises” and for many countries, “the problem is not access to food, it is resources to buy food at the [increased] level of prices”. This calls for immediate action such as the removal of export bans and boosting liquidity and debt-relief instruments.
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